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Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers

Author: Anthony Grafton
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1997.
Series: Jerome lectures, 20th ser.
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Humanists Alberti, Pico, Bude, and Kepler, all major figures of their time and now major figures in intellectual history, are examined in light of their distinctive ways of reading. Investigating a period of two centuries, Grafton vividly portrays the ways in which book/scholar interactions - and the established traditions that were reflected in these interactions - were part of and helped shape the subjects'
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grafton, Anthony.
Commerce with the classics.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1997
(OCoLC)645866404
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Grafton
ISBN: 0472106260 9780472106264
OCLC Number: 35637930
Description: ix, 237 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : From Confucius to Cicero --
Commerce with the classics --
Leon Battista Alberti : The writer as reader --
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola : Trials and triumphs of an omnivore --
How Guillaume Budé read his Homer --
Johannes Kepler : The new astronomer reads ancient texts.
Series Title: Jerome lectures, 20th ser.
Responsibility: Anthony Grafton.
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